Help / Tools / WDBal
  • Overview
  • Starting the messaging
  • Configuring the options
  • The mini-bar mode
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Stored procedures
WDBal is a secure messaging, included in WINDEV, WEBDEV and WINDEV Mobile. This messaging tool allows communication between different developers in a team.
It can also be used to receive messages from the different environment tools:
  • SCM (Source Code Manager).
  • Control Center (management of incidents).
WDBal proposes all the advanced messaging functionalities:
  • Managing messages: New message, Acknowledgment of receipt, Deleting messages, Transferring messages, ...
  • Managing the search: search according to the sender or to the date, search among the outgoing or incoming messages, ...
  • Managing folders to store the incoming messages ans to sort them by theme.
The contributors proposed in WDBal are the contributors specified in the Project Monitoring Center. For more details, see Project Monitoring Center: Managing contributors.
Starting the messaging
To start the WDBal messaging:
  • from WINDEV, WEBDEV or WINDEV Mobile directly: on the "Tools" tab, in the "Control Centers" group, click "WDBal - Messaging".
  • run the WDBal.exe program found in the "Programs" subdirectory of the setup directory of WINDEV, WEBDEV or WINDEV Mobile.
  • display the "Messaging" pane in your work environment
  • add a "Messaging" tab in the Project Monitoring Center.
If the messaging is started in independent mode, it is displayed in "Mini-bar" format by default.
You have the ability to configure the display mode of the messaging in its options.
Caution: The WDBal messaging cannot be redistributed.
Configuring the options
To configure the messaging options:
  • in "Mini-bar" mode: select "Tools .. Options of mail box".
  • in "Full display" mode: On the "Tools" tab, in the "Options" group, click "Options".
The available options are:
  • Save password at startup: Used to store the password associated with the user. The window for connecting to the messaging automatically proposes the password.
  • Minimize in the system tray: Used to minimize the application beside the clock. The icon becomes red when a new message is received.
  • Refresh during the restore operation (automatic F5): Used to automatically refresh the incoming messages when displaying messages. You also have the ability to refresh the list of messages by pressing the F5 key.
  • Automatically close the application after xx minutes: Used to close the messaging after a given idle time.
  • Mini-bar mode: Used to display the messaging in "Mini-bar" mode or in full mode.
  • Beep if there are more than 3 uppercase characters in a row: Used to signal a text typed in uppercase characters.
  • TreeView mode: Used to display the messages in treeview format. Each message and the answers corresponding to the initial message are displayed in hierarchical format. By default (option not checked), the incoming messages are displayed in a table, in list format. The TreeView mode is recommended if the messaging does not contain too many incoming pending messages.
The mini-bar mode
The mini-bar mode presents the following options:
  1. Write a new message.
  2. Find a message.
  3. Read the incoming messages.
  4. Perform a general call.
  5. Display the list of phone numbers.
Minimum version required
  • Version 14
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Last update: 05/26/2022

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